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Savory meets sweet as summer fruit transforms into stellar ice cream toppings

Strawberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, blueberries - the confluence of summer fruit seasons creates one of the most magical culinary moments of the year.

Here we've given them a stage worthy of their glory: as magical toppings for ice cream, that other summer star. With complementary flavors - chocolate for cherries, ginger and cardamom with apricots - and techniques borrowed from many disciplines - a shrub, a chutney, a compote - the gems of orchards and berry patches take on savory elements to transform into something even better, if that's possible. It

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